Traffic Noise: Exposure, Health Effects and Mitigation


Cezary Łucjan (Editor)
Dominik Gérard (Editor)

Series: Acoustics Research and Technology
BISAC: TEC009140

In the book’s opening chapter, Nefta Eleftheria Votsi, PhD, Athanasios Kallimanis, PhD, and Ioannis Pantis, PhD methodically review present collected works to clarify Quiet Areas categories to identify research gaps and establish guidelines for the addition of Quiet Areas initiatives in cohesive environmental management approaches. Next, Angel M. Dzhambov, MD and Donka D. Dimitrova, PhD examine the risk of hypertension connected to road traffic noise exposure in different ethnic groups in Bulgaria. Supplementing this, Hussein M Elmehdi, PhD discusses noise exposure and related health risks with the goal to connect the results of measured noise exposures to sleep disturbance and annoyance. Angel M. Dzhambov, MD proves a review of literature on traffic noise reduction by vegetation. Then, Janusz Bohatkiewicz, PhD and Maciej Ha³ucha present a study on quit pavements. Ending the book, David Isaac Ibarra Zarate gives an overview of the issue of road traffic noise while also presenting possible solutions.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Is There Noise in Quiet Areas’ Research? A Systematic Review
Nefta Eleftheria Votsi, Athanasios Kallimanis and Ioannis Pantis

Chapter 2. Road Traffic Noise-Related Hypertension and Ethnicity as an Effect Modifier
Angel M. Dzhambov and Donka D. Dimitrova

Chapter 3. Road Traffic Noise in Major UAE Cities: Levels and Projects’ Health Effects
Hussein M Elmehdi

Chapter 4. More Residential Greenspace is Associated with Lower Noise Annoyance: Results from a Quantitative Synthesis of the Literature
Angel M. Dzhambov

Chapter 5. The Impact of Quiet Pavements’ Usage on Traffic Noise on People in Loosely Built-Up Areas
Janusz Bohatkiewicz, PhD and Maciej Ha³ucha

Chapter 6. The Issue of Road Traffic Noise and a Probable Solution
David Isaac Ibarra Zarate


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